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Conflux 13

Last weekend I attended Conflux 13, Canberra’s speculative fiction convention. It ran from Friday 29 September until Monday 2 October. The Guests of Honour were Ellen Datlow and Angela Slatter. I took a low-key approach to the convention this year, as I was already worn out from several other commitments throughout September. This meant that […]

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Conflux 13 Schedule

Conflux, Canberra’s annual convention for speculative fiction writers and fans, begins next week! This year it is taking place from Friday 29 September until Monday 2 October and the theme is Grimm Tales. Hugo-winning editor Ellen Datlow is the international Guest of Honour, and dark fantasy/horror author Angela Slatter is the Australian Guest of Honour. […]

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Conflux 12, Red Fire Monkey, Shauna O'Meara

Conflux 12, Part 2

Conflux 12 took place from Friday 30 September until Monday 3 October. As is always the case, there was a lot of good programming to see, so I had to split my report into two parts. You can read the first part here. Craig Cormack moderated an excellent panel on disability in SFF featuring K.J. Taylor, Gillian […]

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Preparing for Conflux 12

Conflux, Canberra’s annual convention for speculative fiction writers and fans, begins next week! This year it is taking place from Friday 30 September until Monday 3 October and the theme is Red Fire Monkey, after the Chinese astrological year. Special guests are David Farland, a best-selling fantasy author and writing instructor all the way from […]

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Contact2016, Part 2

Contact2016 took place from Friday 25 April until Monday 28 April. As is always the case, there was a lot of good programming to see, so I had to split my report into two parts. You can read the first part here. I attended several panels on diversity and have to commend programming co-ordinator Damon Cavalchini on doing a brilliant […]

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Contact2016, Part 1

Contact was the Australian Sci-fi Convention (or Natcon) for 2016 and took place in Brisbane over 25-28 March. The theme this year was Make Contact, tying into the fact that Brisbane hasn’t hosted a Natcon for around a decade. Special guests were Ben Aaronovitch, author of the Peter Grant/Rivers of London series; Jill Pantozzi, former Editor-in-Chief of the […]

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Contact2016 schedule

Contact2016 is the National Australian Science Fiction Convention this year. It will be held in Brisbane from Friday 25 March until Monday 28 March… which means it starts in just ten days! The Guests of Honour are Ben Aaronovitch, Jill Pantozzi, Keri Arthur, Kirilee Barker and Maria Lewis. I will be attending this year and […]

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2016 NAFF race

Recently, I wrote a little about stepping outside my comfort zone and my plans to do more of that in the coming year. The 2016 NAFF race is part of that. NAFF is the National Australian Fan Fund. It was set up to send one Australian fan to the National Science Fiction Convention each year. This year […]

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Conflux 11 announcements

In her guest post for Brewing Community last week, Leife Shallcross mentioned Conflux: Canberra’s annual convention for speculative fiction writers and fans. This year it is taking place from Friday 2 October until Monday 5 October, so it is just around the corner! The theme this year is Light, in line with the UN’s International Year of […]

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Convention report: Conflux 10

Earl Grey Editing took a bit of a break over the last week so I could recover from attending Conflux 10. As I have mentioned before, Conflux is a speculative fiction convention and this year it ran from Friday 3 October until Monday 6 October. While not exclusively aimed at authors, it does have a […]

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